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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-038-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Moody

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover tripod #302, deployed at 41.32 N and 70.48.16 W during Field Activity 85026.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-11-04

End Date: 1985-12-05

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: LEG 1: 11/04/1985 - Arrive at BBC mooring site with divers. Unable to find tripod after several attempts. LEG 2: 12/05/1985 - Search with divers using sidescan in 37 m radius. Tripod #302 found and recovered (deployed FA 85026 ASTERIAS Aug. 7-14, 1985).

Staff: Bradford Butman, John Larson, John Moody, Kenneth E. Parolski, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson
Terry Rioux - Leg 1
Ernie Charnette - Leg 1
Cheryl Ann Butman - Leg 2
Charlotte Fuller - Leg 2

Notes: Cruise included two legs: LEG 1, Nov. 4, 1985, and LEG 2, Dec. 5, 1985. Original Center People field contained: John Moody; William Strahle; John Larson; Brad Butman (Leg 2); Kenneth Parolski (Leg 2).


Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.59901 South: 41.52092 West: -70.8453 East: -70.69702


photo of Asterias


Butman, B., Signell, Richard, Shoukimas, Polly, and Beardsley, Robert C., 1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-038-FA-OM-001 ( Buzzards Bay Mooring data)

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